He relapsed while managing his pain after a foot surgery.
Aerosmith stated in a statement on Tuesday that Tyler, 74, had foot surgery in preparation for the band's comeback to the stage and experienced a relapse while managing his pain, reports PEOPLE. The statement read, "As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery."
The band has announced that they will cancel the Deuces Are Wild residency concerts in June and July, which were set to commence on June 17 at Dolby Live at Park MGM. Aerosmith's statement said, "We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being." They added, "We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we'll let you know any further updates as soon as we can. We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows."
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily checked himself into rehab after a recent relapse. https://t.co/KJOVNe6IKB— TMZ (@TMZ) May 24, 2022
They added, "Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time." Tyler has previously disclosed that his bandmates and management organized an intervention in 1988 to encourage him to seek assistance for his drug addiction. He spoke to Haute Living in an interview in 2019, "There was a moment in ’88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me. They thought, ‘Get the lead singer sober, and all our problems would be over.' " He added, "So I got sober and, you know, it took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation."
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is entering a rehab facility following his recent foot surgery. https://t.co/KYnoBSESs2— billboard (@billboard) May 24, 2022
Tyler told Haute Living that rehab wasn't really a thing in the 1980s. The rock band members' support, especially Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, and Tom Hamilton, helped him get through the difficult times. He stated that this action of his band helped him overcome a lot of things. He said at the time, "But today, because of that moment … I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety."
Aerosmith announced the revival of Deuces Are Wild in March, with 24 gigs booked through December.
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